- the act of attracting or condition of being attracted
- power to attract; charm or fascination
- anything that attracts or is meant to attract: “coming attractions” at the movies
- Physics the mutual action by which bodies or particles of matter tend to draw together or cohere
- Two people who are drawn to each others looks are an example of people experiencing an attraction.
- A ride at an amusement park is an example of an attraction.
The definition of attraction is the act of enticing someone or something or a person or thing that entices.
- The act or capability of attracting.
- The quality of attracting; charm.
- a. A feature or characteristic that attracts.b. A person, place, thing, or event that is intended to attract: The main attraction was a Charlie Chaplin film.
- a. The electric or magnetic force exerted by oppositely charged particles, tending to draw or hold the particles together.b. The gravitational force exerted by one body on another.
(usually uncountable, plural attractions)
- The tendency to attract.
- The Moon is held in its orbit by the attraction of the Earth's gravity.
- The feeling of being attracted.
- I felt a strange attraction towards the place.
- An event or location that has a tendency to attract visitors.
- The new mall should be a major attraction.
- (chess) The sacrifice of pieces in order to expose the enemy king.
Middle English, from Old French attraction, from Latin attractio from past participle of attrahō (= ad + trahō)
- Maybe that was the attraction she felt for people like Yancey and Allen.
- That physical attraction was responsible for the pounding of her heart right now.
- Xander said nothing, amused at how hard she fought her attraction to him.
- Still, admitting to any attraction seemed folly.
- She hadn't felt instant attraction to a man since high school.